Athletic Lab is the choice of professional and elite athletes as well as adults looking to get in the best shape of their lives. We have a vibrant and diverse community who are goal-oriented and hard-working. Each month we highlight one (or more) of our members in our member of the month feature. For our July member of the month, we’ve chosen Ryan Somerville. Ryan is a Performance Fitness member who is one of our most dedicated members and has been an active member of our community including supporting many of our events. You can also check out our previous members of the month here.

Name: Ryan Somerville

What city were you born in? Rome, GA

What do you do when you’re not working out at Athletic Lab (occupation, hobbies, etc)? I own two Zaxby’s, one in Cary and the other in Durham. I spend a lot of time at both locations trying to provide a great place to work for my employees and of course, a wonderful place to eat for the community. Hobbies include: spending time with my family, Alabama football, and fishing.

What’s your favorite exercise? Least favorite? Favorite: Pushups; Least Favorite: Thrusters

What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment since you started training? Probably just the complete change in my body as well as my overall strength. I think another accomplishment is my relationship with fellow members as well as the coaches. A sign of a great business is to feel welcomed every time you walk in and that is what AL as done for me. A gym with wonderful people that truly care about you as a person and not just a “member.”

What motivates you? My Family